Family Sabbaticals

It can be hard to carve out family time together. Taking a family sabbatical not only ensures oodles of quality time spent exploring, playing and bonding, but also opens your children’s eyes to life outside their little bubbles. What better way to learn Egyptian history than by visiting the Pyramids, or to speak Spanish than with a month in South America? And as for the practical stuff, we’ve got that covered too.

Road Tripping in the USA

A California road trip is iconic, especially one chock full of Original Travel insider tips and activities. Over the course of several weeks you'll have the freedom to take to the road for as long or little as you like, stopping whenever someone spots a national park ripe for tree-climbing (read: Big Sur), or beach break perfect for a surf lesson (say hello to Santa Barbara). And whether you crave the freedom to roam in a motorhome, or prefer hotels each night, we can organise it all.

Culture in Vietnam & Cambodia

The captivating culture of the Far East makes for a great living classroom for children to learn about food, religion, traditions and more. Visit crumbling temples filled with statues of otherworldly creatures and fall for the sights, sounds and smells of cosmopolitan cities before visiting mountain villages and getting messy making traditional dishes in kitchens across Vietnam and Cambodia.

All Out Adventure in Oman

With desert, mountains and coast to explore, Oman is a dream family sabbatical destination. Channel your little monkeys' energy into rock climbing in the Hajar Mountains, spotting dolphins on boat trips, 'defending' sandcastle-like forts and canyoning through dramatic wadis (river valleys). Then, for some real bonding time, journey off the beaten path to go glamping in the Empty Quarter, home to vast sand dunes, sunset camel rides and nobody else for miles around.

Sailing in the Ionian Islands

Messing about on boats is a wonderful way for families to bond. Sail between tiny fishing villages and harbourside towns, drop anchor and leap into the water whenever you find an inviting spot and generally spend all day soaking up the sun on deck and playing endless games. A few weeks sailing around these beautiful Greek islands is the perfect introduction to life on the high seas for children as they muck-in, master their ports and starboards and generally learn to sail.

Outdoor Adventure in Kenya

It's fairly easy in our technological age to forget the joys of the great outdoors. To jog your memory, travel to Kenya's remote Laikipia region, the perfect setting for plenty of al fresco adventures. Dedicate a week here and get back to nature on a big game safari, meet local Samburu and Maasai tribes, make the most of outdoorsy pursuits such as rafting, riding or quad-biking, and learn ancestral skills like animal tracking and navigating by the stars.

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Family Fun with Original Travel

Planning a successful family holiday takes a similar amount of organisation and fortitude as a small scale military operation. But fear not, our team of specialists (many of whom are parents themselves) are here to take the stress out of the planning process so those toddler tantrums and teenage meltdowns are kept to a minimum.

From knowing the most family-friendly hotels to holding client focus groups, we pride ourselves on making sure that you have the best family holiday imaginable because there's no more important time together.

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